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Aria of Sorrow: Julius Story Mode Hack

Hack of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Description:

Here is the correct 1.4 update. Please look over the updated README file as well.

A few more changes have been made. Some enemy data entries that mentioned Soma have been edited and more healing items have been added to curb the difficulty. The updated README will go into more detail.

This is a “what if” scenario for Aria of Sorrow. It follows the same plot line as the original game, but Soma is not present. J comes to the Shrine attempting to regain his memories and has to explore the castle to regain his abilities. The entire story has been rewritten to focus on J (Julius) and his interactions with the original cast. He has his subweapons from the original, as well as others that have been added. There have been additions to equipment and items as well. Certain items and enemies have been edited within the castle to give the game a fresh feel. Be sure the read the READ ME file. Enjoy!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Unmodded:
  • No-Intro Entry: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA)
  • External Header: No
  • ROM Size: 6.31MB
  • CRC32: 03B97719
  • MD5: 4DDE5C64AD0997E7BB0A74D3A0C4BFD0
  • SHA-1: 0D2507B8B80D469C95EEC17A429FBBBAB053FCB9
  • -
  • Modded:
  • No-Intro Entry: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA) [Aria of Sorrow Spoof]
  • External Header: No
  • ROM Size: 6.31MB
  • CRC32: 23634EA1
  • MD5: 0184EE70E94DD360239851F616A9007A
  • SHA-1: D4BBCEE204372A1C11D7B8233C14FC5087C9869C

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
caminopreacherHacking

User Review Information

A few ups and downs, but overall worth getting.

Reviewed By: TLGOfficial on 16 Mar 2019

Disclaimer: This will include spoilers and not censored in any way. From my perspective, the hack is designed for those who have cleared the original game first.

Story: I love it. It shows Julius side of the game very well and the dialogue is very elaborate. However, there are a few minor typos sprinkled throughout. 8/10

Gameplay: It’s a classic Castlevania style mixed with AoS, so it defenitely is great. However, there is a minus point for it being a bit of a pain to switch sub weapons. I get that there are lots more of them in this mode, but it isn’t so hard to make new sprites. 7/10

Bugs: This is why my previous review got removed. I couldn’t proceed through most bosses with a special entry, such as Headhunter or Balore. And since you also go down to level 1 when you reset, it means you have to reset and fight these bosses at the lowest level possible. The only thing helping you is TAS-ing it or the weapons you can get. This includes what has been dubbed the hardest incarnation of Death yet, so it’s not very fun to fight him. Let’s also not forget that Chaos falls under this category too, so level 1 it too. 4/10

Overall: 7/10 Great story, a game changing bug and pretty good gameplay.

Version 1.4 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The potential for greatness is thereScposteel07 Feb 20211.4No
Great Concept.StarWyvwern16 Dec 20191.4Yes
REALLY fun, but has issuesradzo7328 May 20191.4Yes
A few ups and downs, but overall worth getting.TLGOfficial16 Mar 20191.4Yes
One of the best Belmont style modes ever!Faz rank 425 Jan 20181.2Yes
A very interesting hack, yet there's just a few things I find annoying.CheatJoker00823 Jan 20181.2Yes
MOSTLY Good, But....jm10288714 Jan 20181.0No